Collect • Share • Inspire

2020 Awards Applications are Open!

We are looking for great examples of practical advocacy ideas from scholastic music programs across the United States. If your program does something innovative, inspiring, or just downright cool, we want to hear about it!

Don’t delay – submit your ideas today!

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

In the inaugural year of the Advocacy in Action Awards, we received an unprecedented number of applications representing music programs, schools, and communities across the United States. We are extremely grateful for all that took the time to showcase their advocacy efforts on a national stage by applying for this program.

A Radically Different Call to Action

The Advocacy in Action Awards Program

What helps advance active music-making in your community? We want to know what you are doing. If you are proud of your advocacy efforts, we encourage you to share.

The Advocacy in Action Awards Program is designed to collect and share local music education advocacy ideas across America. Winning entries will be promoted at all Music for All programs and in both digital and print materials. Any scholastic music program in the United States has the opportunity to be recognized.

Categories include:

  • Decision-Maker Interaction
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Community Engagement
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Parent & Booster Involvement
  • Fundraising & Sponsorship

Submit your ideas today—Inspire ALL to ACTION!

For too long music advocacy has leaned mainly on research-based justifications. Let’s get practical.

Eric Martin

President & CEO, Music for All

Let’s do the things necessary and helpful in creating a school, community, and nation that couldn’t imagine being without SCHOOL MUSIC.

Jeremy Earnhart

Chief Operating Officer, Music for All

Part of advocacy is being present—saying “yes”…to a parade, bringing small ensembles around the community, or touring elementary choirs during the holidays.

James Stephens

Dir. of Education & Advocacy, Music for All

Award Categories

Decision-Maker Interaction

Recruitment & Retention

Community Engagement

Marketing & Promotion

Parent & Booster Involvement

Fundraising & Sponsorship